Synthetic Biology Explores the Possibilities of Programmable Bacteria

 - Nov 14, 2013
References: t-tucker & dezeen
It's the stuff that you can't see that really worries you when it comes to the cleanliness of your home. The Synthetic Biology project imagines an exciting future of science and technology in which the most unsanitary surfaces of your house might be capable of cleaning themselves.

Tashia Tucker presents three primary concepts of Synthetic Biology that are applicable to the floor, the walls and the kitchen bench. In the first, a microbial floor surface is a carpet that contains helpful bacteria that can be activated and directed in order to swarm dirt, pollutants, pet dander and dust. The living skin wall surface fosters microbes that can improve the air quality in a space, and the biodetecting countertop finds and destroys pesticides and unhealthy microorganisms.